Legislative History of
Maine's Essential Programs And Services
Compiled by staff of the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library
The Essential Programs and Services Education Funding model, adopted in 1995, was developed by the Maine State Board of Education as a new funding mechanism designed to implement the programs or content areas established by Maine’s Learning Results.
This on-line legislative history includes all legislation enacting and implementing this funding model from 1993 to January 2012. For each piece of legislation this history provides:
- Summary information from the History & Final Disposition
- The act or resolve (in some cases, selected portions only)
- The bill (legislative document or LD) as originally proposed
- Enacted amendments
- Selected testimony to the committee considering the bill
- Floor debate relevant to the provision
Not every piece of legislation will include all of these elements. For example, many bills are passed without amendment or floor debate.
Only selections from the committee master files have been included. The omitted material can be requested from the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library.
The introductory materials to this history contain a list of current and historical legislative abbreviations and terms, a summary chart of laws effecting the Essential Programs and Services Funding Model, and a bibliography of works omitted from the on-line version of this legislative history. Also included is a compiled list of studies or reports on the Essential Programs and Services Model. Copies of most of these reports can be requested from the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library.
If you have any questions about the material or need further assistance, please contact the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library.